North to South on Western Avenue

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Book produced for a foundation communication class at the IIT Institute of Design with all original photography, copy, and content.

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  • 1. ������� ����� ������ �������� ������ ������� ������ Fluky’s �������� ���� �������� �� �� �� 6821 N. Western Ave. � �� ������� Chicago, IL 60645 (773) 274-3652 ������ ������� 6am - 10:30pm Monday through Thursday 6am - 11pm Friday and Saturday 7am - 10pm Sunday history. Fluky’s first opened in 1929 to ������ instant popularity. Their “Depression sandwich,” �� �� a hot dog with mustard, relish, onion, pickles, �� ������ ���� pepper, lettuce, tomatoes and french fries cost only five cents. Today, their location in West Rogers �������� Park still offers the house specialty, a basic vienna ������� beef hotdog loaded with sweet relish, onion, dill spears and tomato slices for only $2.29. Other ��� ��������� popular items include extra-creamy shakes, polish sausages and crispy fries. �������� ������ ������� ���� hollywood hotspot. Fluky’s was ���� rated the #1 hotdog in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune and #1 hotdog in the United States by Forbes Magazine. Celebrity sightings include Jay ������������� ��� Leno and the Tonight Show crew, John Candy, Dan ������ Akroyd, and Chicagoan Jim Belushi, who shot a scene from Curly Sue at a Chicago Fluky’s location.
  • 2. far left: The photogenic Fluky’s hotdog statue uses ketchup before mustard! center: Fryers and boilers can be seen from over the counter at Fluky’s. 3
  • 3. ������� ����� ������ ������ �������� ������� ������ Devon Avenue �������� ���� �������� �� �� �� 6400 N. Western Avenue � ������� �� Chicago, IL 60645 ������ ������� history. At the north end of the city, Devon Avenue meets Western in an area known worldwide ������ for its vibrant South Asian community. “Indo-Pak” � �� � restaurants, general stores, jewelers, Bollywood video. �� ������ ���� audio shops and Indonesian groceries line each side of the 140-year old street. Ornate necklaces, hindu �������� statues, and red, purple and green saris can be found ������� at ease. hotspots. ��� ��������� In a one mile strip lined with Indian restaurants, it’s difficult to decide where to spend your money and your calories. Hema’s Kitchen would be �������� ������� a good choice. Hema’s is a popular BYOB restaurant ���� ������ ���� that serves a divine buna gohst - lamb sauteed with fresh peppers, onions, curry leaves and black pepper. Other local favorites: Gandhi India Restaurant, King ������������� Sweets (candies pictures at right) and Udupi Palace for ��� ������ vegetarians.
  • 4. left: A small box of treats from King Sweets, a muslim candy store where the owner won’t look women in the face. above: Internation Sari Palace (ISP) is lined in clothes and jewelery that can be expected of Indian culture. 5
  • 5. ������� ����� ������ ������ �������� ������� ������ �������� ���� Lincoln Square �� �������� �� �� � 4602 N. Lincoln Ave. �� ������� (where Lincoln meets Western and Lawrence) Chicago, IL 60625 ������ ������� ������ � ��� �� ������ ���� at left: Baby outfits created by a local designer adorn �������� the wall at Hanger ������� 18. center: Shoppers browse the shelves at Merz ��� Apothecary. ��������� �������� the story. Around the corner from the intersection ������� of Lawrence and Western lies a small square rich in ���� ������ ���� German culture. Lincoln Square was established in the early 1900’s and still remains a thriving center with many shops aged over one century. ������������� ��� ������
  • 6. Merz Apothecary. Peter Merz, original Delicatessen Meyer. Delicatessen Meyer owner and Swedish pharmacist, opened this European- is a staple to Lincoln Square’s German community. style apothecary in 1875. The store focused on herbal Nearly one century old, the deli is now owned by medicines and traditional health formulas that were German immigrant Hans Liebl of Neukirchen, Germany. somewhat uncommon in the United States. The Merz Hans, a master sausage maker, sells his high quality Apothecary has been family owned and operated since meats along with German cheeses, wines, beers and its opening and remains a popular spot today. chocolates to a majority of German-speaking clients. 7
  • 7. ������� ����� ������ ������ �������� ������� ������ Waveland Bowl �������� ���� �������� �� �� �� 7242 S. Western Ave. � ������� �� Chicago, IL 60636 (773) 737-6294 ������ ������� open 24 hours ������ � ��� �� ������ ���� �������� ������� ��� ��������� �������� ������� ���� ������ ���� ������������� ��� ������
  • 8. the story Waveland Bowl first opened in 1959 and pricing. Cost varies on an hourly basis. has not closed its doors for a single minute since. The Add $4.00 for shoe and sock rental. alley is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is home Monday through Thursday to a lounge, billiards, arcade room and forty bowling lanes. 6am - 5pm: $1.50 per game The restaurant, Alley Dogs, is located inside and internet 5pm - 6am; $3.00 per game access is available anywhere on location. Friday 6am - 5pm: $3.00 per game 5pm - 6am: $6 per game The flourescent lights are replaced with black lights every night for “Cozmic” bowling, which includes fog machines Saturday 6am - 4pm: $3.00 per game and the lastest music videos being shown on a large 4pm - 6am: $6.00 per game projector. Sunday 6am - 4pm: $3.00 per game 4pm - 6am: $4.00 per game 9
  • 9. ������� ����� ������ ������ �������� ������� ������ Margie’s Candies �������� ���� �� �������� �� �� 1906 N. Western Ave. � �� ������� Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 497-2021 ������ ������� 9am - 10pm Sunday through Monday 9am - midnight Friday and Saturday history. Margie’s Candies is an old- fashioned ice cream shop located in the ������ Bucktown neighborhood. The Chicago � �� � landmark was found in 1921 by Greek Immigrant �� ������ ���� Margie G. Poulos and is now owned and Above (left): Teddy bears are stuffed into c operated by her son, Peter George Poulos. �������� Margie’s is best known for the hot fudge sundae ������� made of 18% butterfat ice cream, hot fudge, real butterscotch and caramel. Reported clientele ��� ��������� include Al Capone and the Beatles, who stopped at Margie’s in 1964 after their concert at Comiskey Park. �������� ������� ���� ������ ���� environment. The interior of Margie’s is small and quaint. A wait is highly-likely on weekend nights even in the winter months. Not much has changed over the past few decades ������������� ��� as the old-school parlor is adorned with Tiffany ������ lamps, memorabilia and a porcelain doll collection.
  • 10. cups that say “I Love You” in the store window. above (right): Margie’s Candies storefront facing north on Fullterton. highlights hot fudge sundae (or one of 80+ additional sundae selections) extra-thick milkshakes rootbeer floats The Eiffel Tower - four scoops of fresh flavors and “paradise” Margie’s Melody - an ice cream and marshmallow sundae 11
  • 11. ������� ����� ������ ������ ������ Harold’s Chicken �������� ������� ������ �������� �������� ���� 7118 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60636 �������� �� �� �� (773) 778-9182 �� ������� � 11am - 7pm Monday through Friday 11am - 6pm Saturday ������ ������ ������� 11am - 3pm Sunday ������ ������ �� �� �� ������ ������ ���� �������� ������� ��� ��������� �������� ������� ���� ������ ������ ���� ������������� ��� ������
  • 12. history. Harold’s Chicken Shack has become a southside staple serving up fried chicken dinners for over 50 years. The chain was started in by Harold Pierce, a Chicago southside native who noticed that fast food chains often avoided opening in African American neighborhoods. Today, Harold’s has 24 locations throughout Chicago (primarily on the southside) and has even opened a store in Dallas, TX. white half hot with salt and pepper. Harold’s frequenters are always bragging about their regular order. Chicken dinners come in halves and quarters, white or dark. Each meal is served with french fries, cole slaw and white bread. Meat is described as ultra tender with crispy skin and barbecue or hot sauce. Other menu items include chicken wings, fried shrimp, fried catfish, livers, gizzards, and in recent years, Kool-AId (“Harold’s Chicken Shack . . . Now proudly serving Kool-Aid OH YEAH!”). 13
  • 13. ������� ����� ������ ������ Fat Johnnies �������� ������� ������ Famous Red Hots �������� ���� �� �������� �� �� 7242 S. Western Ave. � �� ������� Chicago, IL 60636 (773) 737-6294 ������ ������� 11am - 7pm Monday through Friday 11am - 6pm Saturday 11am - 3pm Sunday ������ � ��� �� ������ ���� the story. Fat Johnnies Famous Red Hots is one of Citysearch’s top ten hotdogs in Chicago. The �������� ������� stand is also well-known for their polish sausages and tamales. Despite its popularity, Fat Johnnies is located ��� in the Engelwood neighborhood and thus closes early. ��������� Seating is only available in the the summer, where picnic benches can be found around the back of the stand. �������� The hotdog stand has been open since the mid-70’s and ������� ���� ������ ���� has frequented the Taste of Chicago. According to their slogan, Fat Johnnie’s has “Dynamite dinners on a bun - Fit for a king, queens, too.” ������������� ��� ������
  • 14. below: Two hungry southsiders line up outside the Fat Johnnies stand.. high lights hot dogs steamed and topped with mustard, relish, chopped onions, cucumber and tomato “double dog” - two hot dogs, one bun “fat one” - a quarter pound of hot dog meat “double Super fat one” - two quarter pound dogs on a bun with all of the trimmings . . . . be sure to order ahead for this selection! 15
  • 15. ������� ����� ������ ������ �������� ������� ������ Original Rainbow Cone �������� ���� �������� �� �� �� 9233 S. Western Ave. � �� ������� Chicago, IL 60620 (773) 238-7075 ������ ������� 11am - 7pm Monday through Friday 11am - 6pm Saturday 11am - 3pm Sunday ������ � ��� �� ������ history. ���� Rainbow’s founder, Joseph Sapp, was an orphan who used to dream of getting more than �������� one flavor of ice cream on the spoon for his 1 cent ������� investment. So when he grew up, he invented the five-flavor Rainbow Cone, which features chocolate, ��� ��������� pistachio, strawberry and Palmer House (a cherry- nut blend) ice creams, as well as a layer of orange �������� sherbet. More than 79 years after he invented this ������� delight, families still flock from miles around every ���� ������ ���� summer to enjoy the cool concoction at its original site. Lines can get long, so plan on a wait when coming at peak times. There are a few picnic ������������� tables out back, but it’s standing room only inside, ��� ������ where kids will love watching cone production.
  • 16. left: Original Rainbow old- fashioned interior. center: ice cream cakes. the original rainbow cone. The “original rainbow cone” is composed of five flavors--chocolate, strawberry, pistachio and Palmer House (cherry flavored, with chunks of cherry and walnut) ice creams, along with orange sherbet--packed into a wedge atop your cone. The Palmer House variety is terrific on its own, with huge pieces of cherries throughout. Similarly, the pistachio is loaded with nut chunks. Another house specialty is the rootbeer float with soda from a keg. 17
  • 17. ������� ����� ������ ������ The Southside �������� ������� ������ St. Patrick’s Day Parade �������� ���� �� �������� �� �� � 103rd through 115th and Western Avenue �� ������� Chicago, IL 60636 ������ ������� ������ � ��� �� ������ ���� history. The Southside St. Patrick’s Day Parade began in 1979 when the WeeFolks of Washtenaw and �������� ������� Talman pushed a baby buggy decorated with Irish flare through the streets of the West Beverly neighborhood. ��� ��������� Hence, the Southside St. Patrick’s Day Parade was born. Now in its 24th year, the parade has grown to become the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in �������� ������� the United States. Each year, over 200,000 specta- ���� ������ ���� tors gather to watch 100+ floats, marching bands, Irish dancers, and politicians march through the above: a spirited family of children line western avenue as the parade streets. Area families, schools, civic organizations marches by. and businesses are also well-known participants. The ������������� ��� ������ parade begins at 103rd Street and marches south on Western Ave. to 115th Street.
  • 18. Irish fanfare. Aside from the parade festivi- ties, this stretch of Western is also known for its Irish pubs - ten in total along the parade route. The east side of Western Avenue is dry, and thus the bars lie on the west side of the street along with a plethora of intoxicated and loose adults while the east side has become a stronghold for families coming to watch the parade. 19
  • 19. ������� ����� ������ ������ �������� ������� ������ �������� ���� �� �� �������� �� � �� ������� ������ ������� ������ RGB � �� ��� ������ process color CMYK web color ���� 0, 97, 100, 0 230, 0, 0 #FF0000 �������� ������� ��� ��������� 51, 43, 43, 7 128, 128, 128 #999999 �������� ������� ���� ������ ���� 5, 4, 4, 0 237, 237, 237 #FFFFFF ������������� ��� 8, 0, 86, 0 255, 255, 62 #FFFF33 ������